Shalini Jain

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Please Don't Bathe in Perfume Before Eating Out

It doesn’t matter if you’re a sandalwood lady or a musky man: <b>There’s really nothing worse than smelling like you’ve been swimming in a kiddie pool of perfume.</b> In my eyes, it’s a public service to keep your scent-of-choice to just an ever-so-faint wisp—like a lovely, well-kept secret.<p>Unfortunately, …

Beauty

5 Delicious Uses For Broccoli Stems

Stop wasting your stalks.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>It’s a mystery to us why people chop the florets off of broccoli and then throw out the stems. It’s a waste of good food and good money. Plus, the …

Watermelon Recipes That'll Keep You Happy All Summer Long

Dig in.<p>From park picnics to backyard barbecues, watermelon is everywhere during the summer months — and we’re thankful for it. One bite into a slice of perfectly ripe watermelon and you’re immediately refreshed on a hot day. It’s like magic. Even when you get all sticky from juice running down your …

LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

Social Media

Carrot and beetroot salad with mint, chilli and ginger

You can take this salad in different directions. Add a little sesame oil and some chopped spring onion and it can become Asian. Halve the amount of ginger in the dressing and toss crumbled feta through it and it becomes more Mediterranean. Add ground cumin to the dressing and it’s Indian or even a …

Recipes

Can A Korean Skincare Routine Change Your Skin In A Week?

7 days + 13 products = the best skin of my adult life.<p>South Korea knows good skincare, and where to find it. Namely the bustling, store-laden streets …

Skin Care

Is coconut oil right for skin right for your complexion?

It's the most famous food on the block, but while it's great for some skin types, it's not for everyone...<p>Coconut oil is hailed as the darling of the …

Skin Care

Stephen Hawking finds the inner genius in ordinary people

It’s hard to believe that it took reality television this long to get around to dealing with space, time and our place in the cosmos.<p>In PBS’ <i>Genius by</i> …

Stephen Hawking

7 Ways To Quickly Improve A Pot of Hummus

<b>We say: “Go Forth and Make Hummus”.</b><p>It’s International Hummus Day and OK, we KNOW that every day of the year seems to be attributed to a crazy food …

Sun-Dried Tomato

You Think I'm Weird Because I Travel Solo

Let me guess, you think it's weird that I travel the world alone. You aren't the only one with those sentiments.<p>When I tell people that I travel the world solo, their first reactions are always negative questions or comments:<p>"Don't go there, Valerie. You'll be kidnapped!"<p>I haven't been kidnapped or …

Japan Travel: Country Inns that Blend Japanese Tradition with Western Style and Comfort

As beautiful as traditional ryokans or inns in the Japanese countryside can be, they are sometimes intimidating, at least to my wife and me. There are procedures and rules known to most of their clients but not to us -- and reading about them goes only so far once you've actually arrived at the …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Yoga